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  • Blue Jackets sign Stanley Cup winner Saad to mega deal

    American forward Brandon Saad has parlayed a string of recent Stanley Cup titles into a six-year multi-million dollar contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Saad, who won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015, signed the deal three days after being traded by National Hockey…

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  • Former Leafs GM Dave Nonis joins Ducks' front office

    Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has joined the Anaheim Ducks' front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to general manager Bob Murray. The Ducks announced the hiring Friday. Nonis was swept out along with coach Peter Horachek by team president Brendan Shanahan.

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  • Predators sign Cody Bass to 1-year, two-way contract

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have signed free-agent forward Cody Bass to a one-year, two-way contract.

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  • LA Kings re-sign D Jamie McBain to 1-year deal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Defenseman Jamie McBain has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Kings.

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  • Washington Capitals sign free-agent G Dan Ellis

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

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  • Anaheim Ducks sign Shawn Horcoff to 1-year, $1.75 mill deal

    Veteran center Shawn Horcoff has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Friday. Horcoff had 29 points and a plus-9 rating in 76 games for the Dallas Stars last season.

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    NHL star retires: Martin St-Louis over the years (25 photos)

    Martin St-Louis retired after a 16-year career in which he won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold and recorded more than 1,000 NHL points. Not to mention, he was an inspiration to undrafted and smaller players.

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  • Green movement coloring way sports looks at environment

    Andrew Ference was at the beginning of his NHL career when he met Dr. David Suzuki, who hosts a TV show in Canada. Ference told Suzuki about all the ways he's environmentally responsible at home. ''I was really patting myself on the back, and he just kind of looked at me and said 'So what?'''…

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  • Sharks sign veteran forward Joel Ward to 3-year deal

    The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract Friday. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. ''Joel is a quality veteran player who can score but also plays an extremely hard-nosed brand of hockey,'' Sharks general manager Doug Wilson.

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  • Saad signs 6-year, $36 million deal with Columbus

    Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. Saad, who was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina when the contract was finalized, said: ''I've been…

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  • O'Reilly signs $52.5 million, 7-year extension with Sabres

    The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated…

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  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup

    July 3 (The Sports Xchange) - The Columbus Blue Jackets signed left winger Brandon Saad on Friday to a six-year contract through the 2020-21 NHL season. Terms were not disclosed, but Sportsnet reported the deal carries an average annual value of $6 million. - - The Buffalo Sabres signed forward…

    Reuters
  • Desjardins stays with Blackhawks

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Forward Andrew Desjardins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks.

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  • Oilers sign No. 1 pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

    Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, the No. 1 pick is…

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